Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu is confident Andres Iniesta will sign a new deal.

Talks have been dragging on but, speaking to Barcelona TV, Bartomeu confirmed that an agreement was close.

"Iniesta stays with us," he said.

''The negotiations are under way and both sides want to sign.

"Iniesta's new contract will be the maximum allowed of five years.''

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